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'Sand Simolean Point' A Neighborhood Designed for Beach Lots

by Phaenoh Posted 21st Sep 2007 at 3:00 PM - Updated 7th Sep 2011 at 9:02 PM by Phaenoh
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update: I've redone the terrain to lower the land. In my first version the street was about three stories above the beach water. In the 'Lower' version it is less than one. If you've had trouble placing beach lots in my original Sand Simolean Point, try the lower one!

Simspiration Studios Presents: "Sand Simolean Point"

"The people of Sand Simolean Point welcome you to their quiet little town. They invite you to shop, vacation, and even stay and settle down, provided you can slow down from that fast city pace!"

This quaint little neighborhood is perfect for a vacation neighborhood or commercial 'hood. The shorelines have been painstakingly leveled to correctly accept the new Beach Lots that Bon Voyage introduced, but if you don't have it, they still will more support the old system of creating beach lots, or just plain look nice with the water behind them. See all the empty lots around the shoreline? They are all beach lots. Mix and match sizes that suit you, every size fits everywhere, I tested to make sure (and had to redo it about 30 times to get it right).

This neighborhood is quite usable without a camera hack, though, if you do use one you can get to the lighthouses (currently, there aren't any there, you have to decorate it all yourself).

When you download this neighborhood, IT IS COMPLETELY BLANK. There are no lots, no decorations. Populate and decorate (or don't) to your heart's content. I personally think it looks pretty with a couple of lighthouses placed out of normal camera view, some sand, and some palm trees, but do what you like.

I personally use this neighborhood as an alternate to Bluewater, I moved Don, Nina and Dina, and Daniel Pleasant down here. They were causing too much trouble back in Pleasantview, so they headed for calmer weather. (If you want to move sims to different neighborhoods, first move the sim out of the house, then put the house in the bin, if you move them together, they will forget who they were! Silly sims!)

This is how I've got mine set up. In red you can see that I moved the Palm Tree houses from Pleasantview here, they fit in so much better down here in Sand Dollar - I mean Simolean - Point. In green you see my latest addition, my Sand Simolean Point Shops. In blue you see my 'Katrina Cottages'. There are 25 of them, they are all unfurnished, and are all under 20K. I think they are just ADORABLE! (and they got featured!) Cottages 1-5, Cottages 6-10, Cottages 11-15, Cottages 16-20, Cottages 21-25. The last set you see, in yellow, is my 'Nana Series'. There are 10 and they are also available right here at MTS2. They are ALL starter homes and they are ALL COMPLETELY FULLY FURNISHED. This neighborhood was made especially for these ten little houses, so go check them out! Banana Escape, Blue Lagoon, Patio Villa, Calm Serenity, Nutmeg Memories, Papaya Dreams, Seabreeze Island, Cinnamon Retreat, Seashell Cove, and Licorice Daze!



To install, place all of the files that you have downloaded here and un-rared in your SC4 Terrains folder.

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh

P.S. I love reading comments! Leave me a couple?

Additional Credits:
To EA, for making it SO EASY to edit terrain in SimCity4. I'm SO GLAD that I can EASILY tell if the beaches are at the right level or not. ...hate them.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Phaenoh-LowerSandSimoleanPoint.rar

Size: 605.7 KB · Downloads: 6,718 · 4th Mar 2009
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Phaenoh-SandSimoleanPoint.rar

Size: 607.6 KB · Downloads: 13,800 · 21st Sep 2007
607.6 KB 13,800 21st Sep 2007
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in SC4Terrains Folder: Cut and paste the .sc4 and .png file(s) into your SC4Terrains folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 10:13 PM
Very nice neighborhood, Phaenoh.

We have a Sand Point here in Seattle. I love having that hood for my simmies! You don't happen to be from the Northwest USA do you? Maritime communities rock--anywhere in the world. Downloaded and ready to play.

Michele
Test Subject
#27 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 10:29 PM
This is awesome I've downloaded lots of beachy type lots and haven't been able to use them. So now i can thanx to you. yay!
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Original Poster
#28 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 10:38 PM
Nope, I'm from smack dab in the middle. My family travels alot so I've atleast seen the ocean (Atlantic only sorrys!) I was vaguely basing the idea off of a couple of towns we drove though on a trip to Myrtle Beach and another trip to Rockport, Mass. The name was as generic as I could come up with, and then simified (Dollar/Simolean).
Inventor
#29 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 11:10 PM
Lovely work, I have been looking for a nice sub neighbourhood and think this one might just be a perfet blend of what I am after. Thanks.

*♥.¸Here we go again .♥*
Instructor
#30 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 2:28 AM
One of the things I love about your creations is the fact that it's obvious from your commentary that you really work hard on them, and try to perfect every detail. This one is no exception, and it passes all of my qualifications for downloading a terrain, plus I've been looking for beach lot-suitable ones for when I install BV. Nabbing it immediately!
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Original Poster
#31 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 3:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by akatonbo
One of the things I love about your creations is the fact that it's obvious from your commentary that you really work hard on them, and try to perfect every detail. This one is no exception, and it passes all of my qualifications for downloading a terrain, plus I've been looking for beach lot-suitable ones for when I install BV. Nabbing it immediately!
Thank you, I appreciate the compliment!
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 6:43 AM
Wow! It's like you knew exactly what I was looking for, except it's better than I envisioned. Thank you so much for the hard work and time you put into this, I really appreciate it and I love this new hood.
Inventor
#33 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 12:14 PM
Thank you for this beautifull neighborhood. I've installed it yesterday and was very pleased to find it will place all the beachlots I created myself. I just downloaded all your Nana starterhomes and will make good use of them in this neighborhood.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 1:31 PM
First of it's exactly what I've been wanting. Thanks so much! Secondly - do I put the files in the SC4Terrains folder in My Documents? I'm not too familiar with downloading neighbourhoods.

If nothing can go wrong, something will.
Test Subject
#35 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 3:46 PM
Fantastic!! Thank you so much for making this! I love the new beach lots and cannot get enough of them.
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Original Poster
#36 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 6:04 PM
I've posted my starter lots, if anyone was interested in getting them. They are call the -Nana Series- (after all the silly Nana Trees in the yards!)
Field Researcher
#37 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 8:01 PM
I have been looking for something just like this....I tried messing around in SC4 and eventually gave up, I know how long this must have took

Mene Sakkhet Urseveh
Live Long, and Prosper
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 8:40 PM
This looks very good!
I wanted to give you a little tip I learned while making my own templates. When ingame (Simcity that is) and you click ctrl+alt+c, yellow lines will show alongside the different terrain levels, making it much easier to straighten out beaches and see differences in levels.

I learned this by mistake - as you can tell I was trying to find a money cheat
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#39 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 8:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paradise
This looks very good!
I wanted to give you a little tip I learned while making my own templates. When ingame (Simcity that is) and you click ctrl+alt+c, yellow lines will show alongside the different terrain levels, making it much easier to straighten out beaches and see differences in levels.
This is going to be AMAZINGLY helpful... I'm currently working on another hood with beach lots. I know I said I wasn't gonna, but then the mood struck and what can you do?
Test Subject
#40 Old 23rd Sep 2007 at 10:47 PM
What a cute beach 'hood, Phaenoh, great job! I think I'll keep my pencils for my own use, after seeing this
Test Subject
#41 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 9:15 PM
Thank you...very nice hood for my families that want to live on the beach... appreciate all the hard work you put into it...

Cynthia
Field Researcher
#42 Old 10th Oct 2007 at 11:42 PM
Yes! Now I can start my Beach Kingdom! Or I could make it like a mini Laguna Beach and put a bunch of teenagers having love triangles all the time... The possibilities are endless!
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 16th Oct 2007 at 11:49 PM
Hey, I just downloaded this neighborhood and your whole series of little starter homes for it. I have this plan in mind to take a tiny neighborhood with only starters and slowly build it up (without money cheats) so that in the end it's these really lavish rich homes but still on the original tiny little lots. Okay, I don't know if that really makes sense, but believe me it's cool in my head! I think your terrain and lots will fit the bill perfectly... thanks!
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Original Poster
#44 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 12:24 AM
That does sound really sweet. Personally I hate the money code (though there are times I'm glad its an option). Good luck to you!
Test Subject
#45 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 6:20 PM
This looks great...I've been looking for more places to build beach homes. I've never downloaded neighborhoods before so this is a first! Thank you again for all your hard work and sharing!
Test Subject
#46 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 6:45 PM
thank you so much for your hard work in this series, i have just finished downloading all of your starter home Nana Series, and i am now downloading this neighborhood. i love it especially since it is perfect for a beach home. again....thanks alot!!

I had a life...but the Sims 2 ate it
Test Subject
#47 Old 21st Oct 2007 at 5:38 AM
I love it soo much!! Thank You!!
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Field Researcher
#48 Old 1st Nov 2007 at 1:30 AM
This is one awesome 'hood! You put a lot of work into it and it shows. Thank you for creating it.
Fluffy
retired moderator
#49 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 5:01 PM
this NH would be perfect for the little meditteranean village i have planned.
Thank you! Great work.
Instructor
#50 Old 2nd Dec 2007 at 12:59 AM
Looks great!! and u have inspired me to make my own neighborhood with lots im makeing it right now! and should be on teh site within and month!!!!
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